need itinerary advice-8 day trip in early April

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need itinerary advice-8 day trip in early April

KN
Hi,
We are planning an eight-day trip to Iceland beginning April 5th.  We were hoping to drive around the Ring Road, but are concerned about the weather.  It looks like we won’t be able to get to some of the places we would like to go in the northern part of the country, like Dettifoss, but there are a lot of other places we would like to see.  Is it worth it to drive the whole Ring Road this time of year? Will we have to rent a four-wheel drive vehicle if we just stay in South Iceland?
We only have a loose itinerary so far, as a lot of it depends on where we will be able to go.  Do you have any suggesions?

Day 1 (Saturday)
Arrive in Reykjavik early morning
Whale watching tour/sightseeing in Reykjavik

Day 2 (Sunday)
Drive to Vik
Gulfoss ?
Haifoss ?
Selfoss
Seljalandsfoss
Stay in Vik

Day 3 (Monday)
Beach
Dyrholaey
Skogafoss
Stay in Vik

Day 4 (Tuesday)
Vatnajökull National Park

Days 5-8
?
It it’s not advisable to drive further north, we will travel more in Southern Iceland.

Thank you for any advice and suggestions!

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Hello!

Thanks for your post!!!

Day 1 (Saturday)
Arrive in Reykjavik early morning
Whale watching tour/sightseeing in Reykjavik

Perfect

Day 2 (Sunday)
Drive to Vik
Gulfoss ? YES
Haifoss ? YES
Selfoss
Seljalandsfoss
Stay in Vik

Perfect but I will also visit Þingvellir National Park 

Day 3 (Monday)
Beach
Dyrholaey
Skogafoss
Stay in Vik

I will do something more this day...

Day 4 (Tuesday)
Vatnajökull National Park

Perfect

Days 5-8
?
It it’s not advisable to drive further north, we will travel more in Southern Iceland.

I recommend you to read our article about south Iceland, it will help you to decide what you can do or not...

Berglind Rós
Berglind
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Hi, my family just did the following trip in 10 days which they absolutely loved, which you could modify to meet your requirements - the trip North was extremely worthwhile:

Day 1: Day 1: Reykjavik:  (Stayed at Reykavik Residence)
Hotel:  Reykavik Residence Apartment Hotel Hverfisgata 45

Day 2:  Drive to Thingvellir Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site) Lake - One hour drive from Reykavik - Booked Silfra Dive (Dive. IS) - at 13:00 - 30/40 minute dive

Spent night at Hotel Gullfoss  http://www.hotelgullfoss.com  - Go and see Gullfoss Waterfall - Most photographed waterfall of Iceland

Day 3/4:
Drive to Husafell
Ice cave Langjokull tour  http://intotheglacier.is/iceland-tours/into-the-glacier-classic-tour/

Spent 2 nights in Hotel Husafell (booked) http://hotelhusafell.com/?langID=en 

Drove to Borganes (1h 30):  Settlement Centre – Good place for lunch & museum;


Day 5: Drive to Husavik – 4.30  hours - Visit the whale museum:  open until 15:00
Spent the night and ate at:  Gamli Baukur

Day 6: Next day whale watching  http://www.northsailing.is/book-a-tour/ 
Then drove to Lake Myvatn – 51 mins

Day 7/8: Stayed near Lake Myvatn
Things to do: Day 1 and Day Two:
Check with www.myvatn.is based in Sel-Hotel in  Myvatn.  They organize tours – such as snowmobile tour of the lake or sight seeing tours

Things to do yourself
Drive to Dettifoss
Thermal area of Námafjall
Drive to Dimmuborgir full of lava-pillars and formations
Hike to Krafla Viti Crater - http://www.zigzagonearth.com/krafla-viti-crater-iceland/  (31 mins from Myvatn)

Day 9: April 1st  - Drive to Reykavik – 5:40 hrs – (Stayed at Reykavik Residence)


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Thanks for this!
Berglind
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